Hans joined GGV Capital in 2013 as a Managing Partner to focus on mobile Internet, cross border e-commerce, online education, and gaming industry investments. Hans led GGV’s investment and serves on the board of Wish, a fast growing cross border mobile commerce company, Curse, a popular gaming platform, FlightCar, the world’s first peer to peer car sharing company at airports, Totspot, a mobile marketplace for moms, GrubMarket, a marketplace for local farm goods, Xiaohongshu, an active social community and recommendation app for cross border shopping,Misfit, maker of wearable and smart home products, and Xiaomi ecosystem companies Zimi and 1More. He is also actively involved with GGV portfolio companies Flipboard, Draftking, and Yodo1.
Hans’ prior work experience spans venture capital, internet start-ups, and tech investment banking over 18 years. He led investments in or served on the boards of start-ups that have since become category leaders, including Xiaomi (where he was involved in attracting Hugo Barra, the former Head of Android Product Management at Google), Mafengwo Travel, Vancl.com, Domob Mobile, 51fanli,Forgame (HKSE: 0484), which went public on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in October 2013, and eHi Car Rental (NYSE: EHIC), which went public on the New York Stock Exchange in November 2014.
He joined GGV from Qiming Venture Partners where he focused on investment in China from 2007 to 2013. Previously he was with Bessemer Venture Partners for three years, where he helped global players such as Skype to expand into China. Hans was also a founding member of Taipei-based Crimson Asia Capital and HelloAsia, a pan-Asian focused consumer Internet start-up based in Silicon Valley. He started his career at Merrill Lynch as an investment banker focused on the technology sector. He received his B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University.
Hans was one of handful venture capitalists from China named to the 2013, 2014, 2015, & 2016 Forbes Midas Lists. He was also recognized by The Founder and CBN News magazines as a Top 10 most entrepreneur-friendly VC in China. Hans is frequently recognized as an industry thought leader in the Mobile Internet, Ecommerce, Social Networking and Gaming sectors.